Top officials in charge of the project traveled to Chicago to have a "frank discussion" with the general contractor's executives after a series of serious problems, including environmental violations, unsafe streets, delays and communication failures. Minnesota Public Radio says it reviewed hundreds of documents that spell out the problems plaguing the monumental project's first year of construction. "Things must change in 2012," one official said.
Kris Lindahl files trademark for 'iconic' arms out pose
"The pose has become iconic," Lindahl said.
Man shot inside Oakdale movie theater expected to survive
The 23-year-old victim underwent surgery and is recovering at the hospital.
Driver falls asleep, crashes through motel wall near Duluth
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 29
One of the newly reported deaths was a person aged 15-19 from Yellow Medicine County.
Alabama replaces Toby Keith as headliner at MN music festival
The Lakefront Music Festival is set to take place in Prior Lake on July 8-9.
2-year-old who died in Maple Grove crash identified
The crash happened last Thursday on County Road 81 in Maple Grove.
Shooting inside Oakdale movie theater: Suspect on the run
A 23-year-old was shot while inside theater 17 around 10 p.m.
Central corridor rail project 50 percent complete
A project that has delivered both promise and pain to parts of St. Paul has reached the halfway point. Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) officials say the 11-mile project that will link Minneapolis and St. Paul via Washington and University avenues is 50 percent complete and on schedule to be 75 percent completed by year's end. Service is slated to begin in 2014.
Artists in Central Corridor fear being priced out
Artists up and down the Central Corridor fear their thriving community could be displaced as landlords raise rents or redevelop as the light-rail train line dramatically alters the area. But city officials say the train could bring a much-needed shot of energy to University Avenue and benefit artists by bringing them more customers.
Transit history made as Hiawatha, Central Corridor lines joined
Workers near the Metrodome this week are connecting the Hiawatha Light Rail Line, which runs from the Mall of America in Bloomington to Target Field in Minneapolis, to the 10-mile Central Corridor line from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis, which is scheduled to open in 2014. It marks the first time since the trolleys of the 1950s that the two cities have been linked by light rail, officials say.
Judge orders new study of Central Corridor construction's impact on business
A federal judge says the agencies overseeing the project didn't do a good enough job in their first study on how the construction could impact local businesses, but the judge rejected a call to shut down the project.
Backers of light rail in southwest suburbs fear loss of federal money
Money for a light rail transit line connecting Minneapolis and its southwest suburbs was left out of the state-funded construction projects approved by the House. Backers of the line say federal funds for the project will be forfeited if the state fails to put up $25 million toward it.
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